• Seaway to Europe

    Once the festive season's over, thoughts often turn to holidays for the year ahead.  Back in 1972, you might have been planning a trip to Holland or Belgium on the Spero: a cruise ship operated by Hull's Ellerman Wilson Line.  This promo film includes great footage of the ship itself, accommodation and activities on board, plus the exciting destinations on offer across the North Sea! 

    Watch 'Seaway to Europe'

  • Seasons Greetings from Yorkshire Film Archive

    As 2015 draws to a close, we'd like to say a big thank you to everyone who's supported us during the past year - by coming to our screenings, using our footage or working in partnership with us, visiting our Facebook page, or watching our films online. We'll be updating our website in early 2016, so do keep checking back. In the meantime, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  

    Watch a festive favourite: Winter Wonderland Fantasy

  • Help yourself to some chocolates!

    If you've been stocking up on selection boxes and tins of chocolates in readiness for the festive season, this 1932 film's for you! Featuring workers at Rowntree’s factory in York, it shows the work that went into the packaging and presentation of chocolate boxes – with many special ones for occasions like Christmas and coronations. It also shows the famous Walnut Whip in its original form: with the walnut inside rather than on top.

    Watch the film

  • Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness

    To mark the changing season, we're featuring a film made in 1940 by keen amateur filmmaker, Kenneth Raynor, showing aspects of life in Swallownest, South Yorkshire, as autumn arrives.

    Watch On the Trail of the Fall

YFA Selects

1936-1953
2660
Made by a Sheffield based amateur filmmaker, K.G. Tofield, Skating and Snow is a collection of four films which capture the...
1933-1934
669
A light hearted amateur documentary, this film tells the story of the Sheffield Spartan Swimmers who swam at Millhouses outdoor...
1948
3124
Made by Betty and Cyril Ramsden, this film shows the couple, with the help of their brother-in-law, Leslie, tending to their...
Filmed and Not Forgotten